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Our past event recordings are updated on YouTube as they become available

Upcoming Events

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July 14, 2022, 5:00pm PST | 8:00pm EST

Rapid Fire Portfolio Review

Having your portfolio reviewed by the most honest design professionals before your job search will give you the best advantage over piles of applicants. In this event, Path Unbound founder Stella Guan and instructor Silvia Script will give rapid fire reviews for students’ design portfolio to help them get ready for job hunts. Students will submit their portfolio before the event and our team will randomly select 10-15 portfolio websites during the event and provide our most honest feedback. Get ready for some brutal honesty and a lot of fun learning from other aspiring designers at your level!

Past Events

Our past event recordings are updated on YouTube as they become available

Jun 27, 2021

How to Really Change Your Career From Another Field to Design

Have you always wondered how other professionals like yourself who have worked in another industry for a significant amount of time managed to transition to a career in design? In this session, you will hear from Soha Lachini, a product designer previously working as a marketing and education professional on her recent successful transition to a career in design and Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound. This session will give you the inside scoop on best practices as a mid-career transitioner with actionable strategies instead of generalized tips.

Jun 21, 2022 | This event was not recorded

Overlooked Creative Positions in Startups

Startups hire a lot of UI/UX designers, but did you know that there are a lot more job openings that are in the creative design field but are not in the real of UI/UX?

In this session, you will hear from a successful working professional in the startup work with a fulfilling role as an art director. In the second half of the session, you will hear from Stella Guan, founder of design school Path Unbound, on what other creative roles have been gaining traction in job openings in the startup world beyond UI/UX design.

June 14, 2022

Design Career Options Beyond UX

A partnered event with ADPList – Have you ever been intrigued by design as a career but unsure if user experience design (UX) is for you? In a market saturated with new UX designers, it is imperative for aspiring designers to explore their options and find the best fit with their skillsets and passions instead of following trending job positions. In this session, you will learn from Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of design school, Path Unbound, about career options that are related to design but are not in the realm of UX.

February, 2022

How to Stay Competitive In A Saturated Market As A Designer

This is a recording of the Feb 2022, Geekle UI/UX Summit. The talk of our founder, Stella Guan, was between 1:41:00 to 2:09:00. Junior designers entering the job market are faced in increasing competitions. Most companies are still unwilling to give junior talents a chance and prefers to hire senior talents to minimize risks. How can junior designers with few experience compete in a saturated market? In this talk, we will discuss strategies to help new designers get a foot in the door. We will discuss: 1) How to find your strengths and work on your weaknesses in design early 2) How to amplify your strength and build a personal brand around it 3) How becoming multi-skilled can increase your competitive advantage 4) Portfolio building tips

November 8, 2021

How I Landed A UX Design Job At Apple With Confidence

Stella Guan, founder and CEO of Path Unbound, discussed her experience and learnings on her journey to becoming a designer.

Jun 23, 2021

Off the Beaten Path to Design

An enlightening discussion of career transition success stories with designers who come from “non-traditional” backgrounds. Featured guests include: Stella Guan, award-winning designer and founder of Path Unbound; Jessica Ko, Co-Founder of Playbook.com; Kerry McPhearson, Product Designer; Stef Meeder, UX Designer.

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